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World Championship experience leaves Joe Fraser yearning for more

World Championship experience leaves Fraser yearning for more
By Sportsbeat

12/10/2017 at 22:51Updated 12/10/2017 at 22:58

Having experienced his first taste of senior international competition at a World Championships, it's little surprise British gymnast Joe Fraser is already determined for more.

The 18-year-old was part of the British team headed to Montreal last week, competing in the high bar as he looked to make his mark in what was already a breakthrough competition.

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But while he failed to make the final from a tough qualifying field, that has not dimmed Fraser's spirit as he eyes a route to the top.

If anything, the experience has made him even hungrier to show what he can do in front of a large audience, already targeting next year when the Gymnastics World Cup comes to his home city of Birmingham, in March.

"The World Championship was an incredible experience for me," said the British all-around champion.

"Training and competing against the world's best was really motivational and I feel like I learnt a lot from the experience.

"I'm now determined to get back in the gym and work even harder to up my skills and push on next year. Having the Gymnastics World Cup in Birmingham is massive.

"I'd love to be in the GB line up with the support of my local fans. The people of Birmingham are in for a real treat with the best gymnasts competing in the city, it's going to be huge."